Ye, M., 2020. Constraints and solutions for harnessing and revitalizing water resources in Hubei Province of China. In: Hu, C. and Cai, M. (eds.), Geo-informatics and Oceanography. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 105, pp. 115–118. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
Water is the source of life, the essence of production, and the foundation of ecology. Considering the extreme importance of water resources, this paper takes Hubei Province as an example to study how to effectively solve natural disasters such as flood, drought, and waterlogging in inland river basins in China. Through in-depth analysis of the dialectical relationship between promoting water conservancy and controlling flood disasters, this paper fully demonstrates the great historical opportunities that Hubei Province is afforded under the national ecological civilization construction strategy. Finally, by learning from the successful experience of western developed countries in sustainable utilization of water resources, this paper proposes specific strategies of scientific development of water resources in Hubei Province as follows: constructing flood-control and waterlogging-reduction systems, optimizing water resources allocation structure, speeding up the construction of farmland water conservancy facilities, and strengthening the sustainable development and recycling of water resources, as well as building a modern water conservancy management system, which provides theoretical reference and scientific basis for scientific, orderly, and high-quality development of water resources in Hubei Province under the premise of ecological protection.